Supply Chain Sustainability | Retail Business

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Supply Chain Sustainability – The retail business which includes shopping malls, hypermarkets, supermarkets, departmental stores & warehouses are an integral part of supply chain and plays a very pivotal role in the consumers’ mind as the face of supply chain family.

Stakeholder pressure from investors, shareholders, customers and nonprofits to push sustainability into the supply chain has significantly increased in recent years. The recently launched Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards also requires an increased focus on sustainability throughout the supply chain.

Retail business sustainability management is key to maintaining the integrity of a brand, ensuring business continuity and managing operational costs.

Solutions – How Consultivo can help

Remote Support
On-Site Support
Blended Support - Remote & On-site
We provide risk management solutions in the areas of Sustainability and Business Excellence.


Audit & Assurance

Auditing, As-Is Assessment and Assurance programs are actually much more than checking compliance. They are a tool for improvement.


Advisory & Consulting

We provide strategic and operational level sustainability solutions through our management consulting practice.


Research, Study & Analytics

Use our more than 10 years of global experience in Strategic Research, Survey, Study & Analytics.


Training & Capacity Building

We provide engaged learning specially designed for adult learners. The bandwidth varies from Management, Front line executives and supervisors to permanent & contractual workforce.

Range of services in Retail Business

Retail-Safe: Comprehensive Safety Assessment for Retail Business

This is an integrated solution developed by Consultivo for the retail business which includes shopping malls, hypermarkets, supermarkets, departmental stores & warehouses. The integrated service includes different independent and interdependent modules:




How can we work together?

Consultivo solutions are customised, innovative, inclusive and business case. Consultivo can help you achieve sustainability goals through our integrated advisory solutions that can be applied to every stage of your Retail Business and are provided by an expert team.

Responsible supply chain

By managing and improving environmental, social and economic performance throughout supply chains, companies can conserve resources, optimise processes, uncover product innovations, save costs, increase productivity and promote corporate values. Research shows the business case for supply chain sustainability is growing. The business cases demonstrate that apart from improving the business bottom-line, companies gain significantly through improvement in consumer perception & confidence resulting into enhanced brand image.

Explore the Consultivo unique solutions in Ethical Supply Chain Management

Partner with Consultivo in your journey towards Sustainability

Consultivo, a management Advisory, Research, Audit & Training organisation helping global businesses in the areas of Sustainability, Business Excellence & Risk Management both in strategic and operational level.

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Impact Stories

The impact we create. The excellence we inspire.

Read a few of our stories as we partner in the sustainable agricultural excellence journey of different organisations as an ESG advisory firm.

The internationally reputed company is a major construction, mining and power solutions provider with more than 25 locations in India. Their major challenge was working with multiple standards and legal requirements of different stakeholders.

We started with the development of an inhouse standard and guideline which was implemented across the locations.

We customized our scored assessment protocol ‘Protosafe’ as per their requirements and developed a three year plan. The safety performance scorecard provided the required guidelines to the management for improvement. Our recommendations facilitated the actions.
A definite positive trend of improvements observed in the subsequent years.


Relevant Standards and Protocols used:

Consultivo ProtoSafe, IS 14489, Indian Legal Requirements, ISO 45001


Construction, power, heavy equipment and services

25 Locations across India

4000+ workpersons

Since 2018

Project ongoing till April 2023.

An international automotive manufacturer intended to reduce the OHS risks across the value chain – dealers/workshops. We created a customized OHS audit protocol keeping the focus on the relevant potential hazards and risks. The outcome includes analytics, scoring, benchmarking among the entities.
The project is ongoing for 1200+ units across India.


Relevant Standards and Protocols used:

Consultivo ProtoSafe, IS 14489, Indian Legal Requirements, ISO 45001



1200+ units

A large Naphtha Based Petrochemical Complex needed statutory safety audit as per IS 14489 standard. This audit was intended for meeting compliance and finding out potential risks from an independent expert perspective.

Consultivo was selected after a rigorous technical evaluation process which was focused on the quality of experience and expertise of both the organization as well as the auditors. The team was carefully chosen with diversified expertise in General Safety, Fire Safety, Process Safety and Electrical Safety with adequate Oil & Gas (Refinery & Petrochemical) experience.

The audit was conducted as per IS 14489:2018 standard and a detailed report was submitted with specific gaps, risks and recommendations.

Relevant Standards and Protocols used:

Consultivo ProtoSafe, IS 14489, Indian Legal Requirements, ISO 45001


Construction, power, heavy equipment and services

One Location with Naptha Cracker Unit and 12 Associated Plants

Captive Power Plant

Pipeline to Jetty

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Some more answers to your questions – FAQ

Companies involved in any business need to protect their brand and manage the supply chain risks to demonstrate compliance, good corporate social responsibility and meet legal compliance.

So, to become an ethical supply chain, it has to meet the national & international requirements in terms of Social Accountability, Safety, Environment & Energy, Business Ethics.

Ethical Supply chain helps to become competitive, reputable and reduce supply chain disruption. This helps them to achieve supply chain sustainability.

The Supply Chain Audits offer continuous monitoring of suppliers from a neutral body. This serves as a proof to all stakeholders, top management and external parties that an efficient system for continuous improvement is in place and is a serious corporate objective.

This also ensures better regulatory compliance and can be an improvement tool to achieve a competitive edge.

Our audits are customizable, allowing each client to structure the audit and audit report as they like. Examples include company requirements/expectations, applicable legal and regulatory requirements, best practices on Social Accountability, Safety, Environment & Energy, Business Ethics.

Apart from Ethical Supply Chain Audit, the scope may include subjects like Quality, Business Continuity, Information Security.

Supply chain Audits are particularly aimed at all levels of an organization where supplier management is a critical matter for the performance of the organization; this can include manufacturing, construction, logistics, aviation, automobile industry etc… An independent audit is recommended for all supply companies and organizations to discover areas of improvement in supplying services and products.

Responsible Sourcing or Sustainable Sourcing is the integration of social, ethical and environmental performance factors into the entire supply chain of any product or commodity – from cradle to shelf.

Responsible sourcing is important for global supply chains to expand into developing countries seeking lower costs and greater production capacity.

In absence of a responsible or sustainable supply chain, brands may face business risks like supply disruption, cost volatility, compliance with local laws and regulations, and above all brand reputation.

Companies are expected to meet the growing expectations of their stakeholders like customers, shareholders, employees, Pressure Groups, trade unions and statutory bodies.

As a Supply Chain Sustainability Consulting firm, we help organisations to achieve the ultimate goal of Sustainable Sourcing – to build strong, long-term relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.

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